Vulnerable patient update on Coronavirus

Following announcements from the Government earlier this week on Coronavirus, the 1.5 million people who are identified as being particularly high risk are receiving text messages and letters from the NHS.
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Vulnerable people must all now stay at home and self-isolate for 12 weeks to shield themselves from the virus. The safest advice is to follow the guidance in the letter if you have received it, even if you aren’t sure why it applies to you.

You are advised not to contact your GP surgery to ask why you have received a letter – most of the patients are identified from automatic systems and your GP may not know why you have been included.

If you have had a letter or text and get any symptoms of fever or cough, please visit NHS 111 online for advice, or call NHS 111 if you do not have internet access.

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